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So there is alot of talk about how much the ecodiesel can haul. Towing is around 9K which is plenty for me. I do not have a CDL and cannot tow above 10K anyhow. But hauling stuff in the back. my truck is 1300LBS. Family of 5 = 530lbs. So i can only haul about 800LBS.

My question is what is the weak point?? We have better towing power than the 5.7L. Even in the 2500. So its not the engine. i thought it was the rear suspension. Can we add better coils? maybe the 2500 ones? or is it the axles? Anyone with good knowledge of this stuff.. \
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I think there is a lot of confusion about what a CDL is and when it applies. In the case of any RAM 1/2 ton, 3/4 ton, or 1 ton pickup the GVWR does not meet the threshold to require a CDL. The 10k pound rule people often quote applies to the trailer in the case that the pulling vehicle exceeds the GVWR requirement. It does not mean if you pull a trailer that weighs 10k pounds you need a CDL.
From dmv.gov

Any vehicle with a semi-trailer or trailer with two or more axles. This group also includes any combination of vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating greater than 26,000 pounds, provided that the gross vehicle weight rating of the towed vehicle is in excess of 10,000 pounds

So yea, either way still doesnt help my question of hauling sh*t in the bed!!
ok...... Now back to my question.. What is the weak point in these trucks? Why the low haul ratings?? it is the lowest of the big three right??
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